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Thankfulness 365

One of the joys of the holiday season is the increased focus on appreciation what people are pleased with and focus on what is good. Thankfulness for blessings, family, memories, successes and more. This increased focus on thankfulness is infectious, inspiring, and delightful.

At any time thankfulness can truly be magical. It tends to make situations change for the better. Positive psychology has proven that choosing the feeling of thankfulness and focusing on what you are thankful for often instantly improves your mood.

Many spiritual systems teach us that thankfulness is so powerful that it attracts more situations, things, people, and outcomes to appreciate. I recently saw a powerful example of consciously choosing to be thankful. A woman had been experiencing health issues that resulted in continual pain and unwanted medication side effects for a few years. After going through a thirty day thankfulness protocol she experienced the following changes: (1) she was able to more fully focus on techniques that reduced the pain, (2) she was able to eliminate the need for medication, and (3) she created happier life experienced due to her shift in mindset. Practicing thankfulness is simple and powerful.

Here are some things to explore. Identify three experiences that happened today that you enjoyed, appreciated, felt good about, or were inspired by. How did you feel after exploring pleasing memories? What if you lived more of your life in that state of appreciate, wonder, and a state of awareness set on looking for things that are good and awesome for you? What if you openly appreciated people that bring you value and joy? What if the heighted spirit of thankfulness became a norm throughout the year for you?

Could you choose to journal and record your personal rampage of  thankful each day for a year?

Explore and Discover Your Balance

In our culture of busyness peoples’ attention, intentions, and actions are scattered. Due to high demand lifestyles, technology overload, challenges, and culture influences many of us feel off balance. As a result, the concept of balance has been heavily marketed across many arenas. The concept of balance makes headlines in corporate hiring campaigns, travel blogs, beverage marketing, yoga studios, etc. What is the feeling or state of being that we are chasing? Balance is living conditions in which different elements life are equal or in the correct proportions for you to feel aligned.

Before you start the journey to optimum balance here are a few questions to ask yourself:

  1. What would balance look and feel like for you?
  2. What’s stopping you from feeling more balance now?
  3. How can the consistent balance that you crave add more joy, fulfillment, and meaning your life?

Balance is as uniquely individual as your figure print. It is also ever changing like the cycles of the moon. The aspect of ourselves that are unique also influence what we value and need to feel more aligned. For example, an introverted person might not value a spicy night out on the town in New York City as much as an extroverted person. Even if they both enjoy the night out, it may have a very different impact on each individuals’ since of balance. Further, Church and Sunday dinner with immediate and extended family may have helped you feel more balanced five years ago. However, at this point your life a long hike in nature on Sunday brings you more balance and alignment than the church, dinner, and family tradition.

As you explore more ways of feeling balanced and aligned, consider first examining what you value, what truly brings you joy, and what you truly need to feel balanced in this season of your life. Be kind to yourself and understand that what you need and value may change. Also, make time to review what you should adjust, stop, and incorporate to feel the since of balance that you desire. Enjoy exploring ways to feel more fulfilled and aligned.

 

Are You Summer Ready?

 

It is officially Summer in the Northern Hemisphere. The inspirations of Summer fun is in the air. It is the season for adventures, days at the beach, picnics at the park, cook outs, scavenger hunts, water fights, flying kites, and outdoor movies.

Are you excited to enjoy some of your favorite Summer activities and explore new ones?

Do you have enough energy to enjoy a full day of Summer fun?

Is your body healthy and fit enough to experience and enjoy your Summer fun dreams and desires?

Due to wellness challenges many people are not able to embrace and fully enjoy the beauty of the Summer season. Issues like allergies, low energy, fatigue, pain, depression, and anxiety are common reasons that people opt-out of Summer fun. Fortunately, none of these conditions are permanent and can be corrected with effective tools, strategies, and solutions.

Due to lifestyle and nutrition imbalances, many people do not have enough energy to get through their day. This is why caffeine is such a hot commodity in our culture. But even with the heavy consumption of caffeine and stimulates, there are many people that have mental and physical energy crashes throughout the day. These energy crashes impact their ability interact with others, work, think clearly, drive, enjoy life, and have fun. The most come is the 2pm to 5pm crash which is completely correctable with nutrition and lifestyle solutions.

Imagine what it would be like to enjoy a full day, full weekend, full week or more of your favorite Summer Fun without wellness restrictions to your energy, focus, and body. Many of the things holding you back could be improved in matter of days and before the Summer is over.

If you are not Summer ready, get the help you need to effectively achieve the results you desire and deserve. Thrive Now Wellness is here to give you the empowerment, tools, and proven strategies to reach your wellness goals and enjoy a better feelinglife.

Want to get Summer Ready? Want to be healthier, happier, and ready to enjoy every season.

Contact Thrive Now Wellness today by either calling 678-465-7118 or leaving use a message at www.ThriveNowWellness.com.

 

Eating Healthy On-the-Go

More American’s are exploring healthier eating habits. “Healthy” is trending and many are in search of a sustainable healthy lifestyle solutions. Accessing nutrient rich food is critical to creating and maintaining a healthier lifestyle. However, due to travel or high demanding lifestyles many are seeking ways to access healthy meals on-the-go. If you are looking to eat healthier, first identify the core nutrition principles that you want to follow and commit to making the best food choices possible at each meal.

More American’s are exploring healthier eating habits. “Healthy” is trending and many are in search of a sustainable healthy lifestyle solutions. Accessing nutrient rich food is critical to creating and maintaining a healthier lifestyle. However, due to travel or busy lifestyles many are seeking convenient ways to access healthy meals on-the-go. If you are looking to eat healthier, It’s not that hard. Identify your core nutrition principles and commit to making the best food choices possible at each meal.

If you frequently eat on the go, here are some easy tips and tricks to help you eat healthier away from home:

  1. Use healthy eating sources like HappyCow – HappyCow is a public service to assist travelers and people around the world find the nearest health conscious restaurants and grocery options. Learn more at happycow.com or download the HappyCow phone application.
  2. Use a meal delivery service – Using a meal delivery service such a Freshly or Uber Eats can serve you well if you stay true to your core nutrition principles when choosing from menus.
  3. Eat fresh and low processed food from the health food store – Grocery stores also offer cooked and fresh ready-to-eat food options. It is possible to choose a fresh and ready to eat meal from the grocery store. Some grocery stores even offer deliver or curb side pickup. Are you wandering how this is convenient? It takes nearly the same amount of time (and sometimes more money) to walk into a restaurant, order a meal, and wait for it as it does to grab a salad and some wild caught smoked salmon from the grocery store.
  4. Adopt a stress reduction practice – Travel and busy lifestyles can result in the stronger desire to entertain and comfort ourselves with food. Adopting a fulfilling stress reduction practice such as yoga, meditation, and an upbeat talk with a loved one reduces the urge for comforting yourself through food.

To get more information on ways to thrive on your wellness journey join the Thrive Now Wellness W/ Coach Chandler Face Book community or visit www.thrivenowwellness.com

Eat-to-Thrive

The most basic motivation behind eating food is to get nutrients necessary for life, vitality, and growth. We instinctually eat food and food like substances to receive vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essential fatty acids that we need to create healthy cells and energy. Beyond the basic needs we also consume food and food like substances for comfort, connection, joy, recreation, and emotional relief.

When making food choices, how much should we think about the food’s likelihood to provide the absorbable nutrients that actually support wellness and nourish the body? There are a few factors to consider when we are looking to improve nutrition. First consider that both proper food choices and preparation are critical for getting the most out of our meals. Second, consistent food habits are the foundation to eating-to-thrive vs. eating-to-survive.

What is eating-to-survive? Eating-to-survive mostly involves low quality, highly processed, highly chemicalized, and over cooked foods which provide very few nutrients. These foods cause the body to work harder than it should in its attempt to find nutrients. When the body cannot find nutrients or is not getting what it needs from food, health declines and deficiency results. Decline or deficiency can be gradual, so continual survival is possible. Examples of decline are indigestion, bloating, and disease such as diabetes.

What is eating-to-thrive? Eating-to-thrive entails consuming nutrient rich, digestible, and absorbable foods that easily provide nutrition to the body. It’s when the body can easily use the food consumed and gets what it needs from food for vitality, healthy growth, and wellness results. Results of wellness are great energy throughout the day, mental and physical clarity, and sound sleep.

Are you thinking about upgrading your nourishment priorities? Do you want more insight on making highly nourishing food tasty? To get more information on eating-to-thrive join the Thrive Now Wellness W/ Coach Chandler Face Book community or visit www.thrivenowwellness.com

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